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Fitzhugh Estate Wandsworth
Summary: The Fitzhugh Estate is on land that was once part of Wandsworth Common. An area was enclosed in the 1850s for building the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building (RVPB) to house orphans of the Crimean War, which later became vacant and derelict during the C20th. In September 1951 the LCC acquired the RVPB and adjoining land for educational and housing purposes. The Fitzhugh Estate was built in 1953-55, designed by LCC Architects Department under Oliver Cox, on part of land to south-west of the RVPB, and consists of five 11-storey blocks that were constructed and arranged within the landscape in such a way as to retain existing trees and provide views. The landscaping has not only mature trees but others more recently planted of a variety of species, and a number of shrub and flower beds set into lawns.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Trinity Road, Wandsworth
Postcode: SW18 > Google Map
Type of site: Housing/Estate Landscaping
Date(s): 1953-5
Designer(s): LCC
Listed structures:
Borough: Wandsworth
Site ownership: LB Wandsworth
Site management: Housing
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Wandsworth Common then bus. Bus: 77, 219
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England: London 2: South' (Penguin) 1999; LB Wandsworth, Wandsworth Common Conservation Area Character Statement
Grid ref: TQ269742
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Wandsworth Common
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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